The move will further strengthen Birmingham’s leading research in supramolecular chemistry.
Professor Goldup, who is currently based at the University of Southampton, will join Birmingham’s School of Chemistry as Professor of Chemistry at the start of February. His research group will follow in March.
This is an exciting appointment for the School - Steve is a fantastic scientist, whose research and expertise in the synthesis and application of mechanically interlocked molecules is truly world-leading. We are really looking forward to welcome him and his team to Birmingham.Professor Rachel O’Reilly, Head of the School of Chemistry
I’m really happy to have joined the University of Birmingham at a really exciting time in the both the development of our research programme and the School’s history. Our work on the synthesis and study of interlocked molecules has now progressed to the point where we are considering how to translate our results into real-world applications. The new opportunities for collaboration, alongside the excellent facilities the School offers, will allow us to deliver on this ambitious goal. We have joined the school as it is going through an exciting period of growth and investment alongside the move into the new Molecular Sciences building. There is a real buzz in the School. It’s a great, dynamic environment to be doing research in – and I’m looking forward to helping deliver on the vision for Chemistry at the University of Birmingham.Professor Steve Goldup